Dr Camille Bellet

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Humanities and Social Science

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My research sits at the intersection of medical humanities, animal studies, and science and technology studies (STS). I study how knowledge is produced in farm veterinary science and medicine and respond to particular social, institutional and organisational circumstances. Along with contemporary debates in public health ethics, I am interested in the interconnectedness of human and nonhuman animals in the (un)making of health and wellbeing. I am currently developing research in the areas of animal health care and digital sensing in farming, looking at how different digital sensor technologies emerge, are shaped, and impact on the way we understand and care for farmed animal health and wellbeing, the ethics of farmed animal health care, and people and farmed animals' relations.


I originally trained as a veterinary practitioner in France. I specialised in public health and animal farming, and I worked for three years at the French Food Safety Agency and at the French Ministry of Agriculture where I contributed to the development of new frameworks for animal health and welfare assessment and management in farming. In 2013, I was awarded a grant by the EU Vice-Chancellor Scholarship for Research Excellence to undertake my doctoral studies in veterinary epidemiology at the University of Nottingham in the UK. I completed my PhD three years later and moved to the University of Liverpool where I held a postdoctoral position. I joined the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester as a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Humanities and Social Science in 2020.

External positions

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale

28 Sep 2020 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool

1 Jul 2020 → …

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Veterinary Humanities, Multispecies research, Sensory studies, Human-animal relations, Animal care, Public health, Science and Technology Studies, Digital technologies, Precision farming

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary epidemiology, University of Nottingham (2013 - 2016)
  • 2010 - Master of Public Health Pasteur-CNAM School of Public Health, Paris (2009 - 2010)
  • 2010 - Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), specialisation in equine medicine, National Veterinary School of Alfort, Paris (2004 - 2009)

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